Ogemaw County

Animal Control

Scott Friesorger

Animal Control Officer

Dog Licenses

Michigan Law requires that all dogs be licensed. In Ogemaw County, all dogs are required to be licensed and have a current rabies certificate. Therefore, as soon as a dog is vaccinated, a license has to be obtained for the dog. Dogs can be vaccinated as early as 4 months old, but usually not later than 6 months old (depending on breed). Your Veterinarian’s office can inform you as to when you can have your dog receive the vaccine.

Licenses are issued yearly and must be obtained by February 28 each year or a penalty will be added to the license fee. Dog licenses are sold by the County Treasurer’s Office all year round and some Townships/Cities sell dog licenses while collecting taxes. After March 1, dog licenses are available only at the Ogemaw County Treasurer’s Office and are delinquent, subject to a delinquent fee except for puppies or newly acquired dogs.

Fees for dog license:

Dogs that are fixed: $10.00
Dogs that are not fixed: $15.00
Delinquent License after Feb 28: $30.00

Ogemaw County Humane Society

1367 South M-33
West Branch, MI 48661
(989) 343-PETS